Inspirations - Selections From Classical

Author(s): Paulo Coelho

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From the author of The Alchemist, a unique and edifying literary journey inspired by the four elements.

One of the world's best-loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho has brought joy and wisdom to millions. In Inspirations, his arrangement of his personal favorite literary classics is as selective as a bouquet of flowers, a gift to his readers. This compendium of works will becomes a perennial gift and perfect companion to Coelho's own bestselling classic, The Alchemist.

Coelho's inspiration draws from each work' affinity to the four elements.
Earth includes Oscar Wilde and D.H. Lawrence
Air includes Nelson Mandela and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fire includes Rumi and Mary Shelley
Water includes Hans Christian Andersen and Niccolo Machiavelli

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His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people - Times.

Paulo Coelho is one of the most widely read authors in the world. In 1986, at the age of 38, Paulo Coelho walked the Road to Santiago, and it was there that he reconverted to Christianity and found again the faith bequeathed to him by the Jesuit fathers of his school years. He would later describe this experience in his first book, The Pilgrimage, published in 1987. The following year, his second book, The Alchemist, established his worldwide reputation. Subsequent books included Brida (1990), The Valkyries (1992), Love Letters from a Prophet (1997), Veronika Decides to Die (1998) and The Devil and Miss Prym (2000). Among his recent novels are Eleven Minutes - bestselling fiction title worldwide in 2003 -, The Zahir (2005), The Witch of Portobello (2006) and The Winner Stands Alone (2008). He has received numerous prestigious international awards. The critics have praised his poetic, realistic and philosophical style. He has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002 and he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2007.

General Fields

  • : 9780141442495
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.191
  • : March 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paulo Coelho
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 808.8036
  • : 256